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|Options||Fisher F44||Whites Classic IDX PRO|
|Battery Type||2 AA||8 AA|
|Operating frequency||7.8kHz.||8 kHz.|
|Target ID||9-Segment viisual and numerical||8 Segment|
|Tone ID||Adjustable Iron Audio||Single Tone|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||Computerized Ground Balancing + Manual GB||Auto|
|Waterproof||Weatherproof, waterproofcoil||Coil only|
|Warranty||5 Years||2 Years|
|Number of Reviews|| 4
|Avg. User Rating||3.50||4.46|
|Avg. Durability Rating||3.88||4.33|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.75||4.17|
|Avg. Depth Rating|
Most helpful review for Fisher F44Fisher f44-great detector for the money
The F44 provides a lot of performance for a machine a little over $300. No other machine on the market has near the features of the F44 for the money. The custom mode, where tones can be assigned to each category, is an industry first that I'm sure many others will copy. Depth is very good for a low priced machine, and separation is decent.
Fisher advertises it as weatherproof, but I've found that if you're water hunting and happen to drop it, it won't leak. I wouldn't intentionally submerge it though. The build quality is good and light. Just because it doesn't weigh five pounds and made of steel doesn't mean it's not durable. Fisher machines are a lot tougher than they look.
This would be a very good beginner machine, as it's not too complicated. But I've got over 40 years in the hobby and don't feel at a disadvantage using it.
John Samsky from Manassas, Va.
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Most helpful review for Whites Classic IDX PROIDX Pro, Great all rounder !
I have owned my IDX Pro for about 9 years, also have other more expensive higher end machines, DFX and Minelab Explorer. The up market detectors may have some advantages at some sites, but as the best all round machine the IDX is still the one I chose to use more often than not. Good depth, good discrimination. 9 years constant use never a single problem. Ok no battery indicator. But do you really need one? The newer Whites machines, Prisim etc were not a step forwards, So if an IDX comes up for sale BUY IT. You wont be disapointed and it may well out last you!
John from LONDON UK
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